September 26, 2017

Whitehouse Statement on Failure of Republican Health Care Bill

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement concerning the failure of Republicans’ most recent attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act:

“Senator McConnell has dumped Trump Care for now.  Thank goodness.  Now, Republicans and Democrats should come together, in a bipartisan fashion and through regular order, to address the challenges facing our health care system.  Those of us on the HELP Committee participated in a series of bipartisan hearings and meetings this month on health care.  We heard from bipartisan governors, health insurance commissioners, providers, and other important stakeholders.  We discussed bipartisan actions Congress should take to stabilize our health insurance markets, lower costs across the system, and improve the quality of care.  We have charted a bipartisan course.  Together, let’s get to work to better Americans’ health care.”


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